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Systems Engineer



Full Time

On Site


Tampa, Florida, United States


Job Description:

The Defense Group at Leidos has a dynamic opportunity for a Systems Engineer to work at our customer site at MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL. This is an exciting opportunity to use your experience and skill set helping the US BICES-X war fighters accomplish their important mission. US BICES-X is a cutting-edge program supporting DoD intelligence information sharing on current and emerging global threats to mission and coalition partners and emerging nations.

With an internationally dispersed team supporting each combatant command, the US BICES-X team is in direct support of the war fighter and their missions. We are seeking a creative and driven professional with a passion for solving real world issues on a cross-functional, fast paced team.

What Will You Do

  • Create and maintain detailed system documentation.
  • Provide system/equipment/specialized training and technical guidance.
  • Maintain current knowledge of rapidly changing technology, always on the lookout for new technologies, and work with management to evolve current processes.
  • Download, stage and deploy systems-related security policies and updates to maintain information system compliance with DISA security policies and procedures (STIGs, IAVAs, etc.)
  • Develop scripts and automation (BASH, Python, Ansible, Puppet, etc.) to perform recurring systems administration tasks, automate installs, gather metrics, etc.
  • Administer Red Hat Enterprise Linux environments with an emphasis in the following areas:
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7/8
  • Red Hat Identity Manager
  • Core Linux Infrastructure services (CA, DNS, DHCP, NTP, Red Hat Identity Management, File Share)
  • Automation Technologies (Ansible/Puppet)
  • Logging Technologies (syslog-ng/Splunk)
  • Administer VMware virtual environments to include ESXi hosts, vCenter appliances, VxRail HCIs, and VSANs.
  • Deploy/Patch Red Hat and core infrastructure services software.
  • Upgrade and/or install, configure and maintain software as needed (GitLab, Splunk, NorthStar/Paragon, Puppet, Red Hat Identity Management, OpenNMS, VMware, IDPA, Firmware, etc)
  • Participate in special projects as assigned.

What Sets You Apart (job qualifications)

  • A Bachelor's degree with 5 or more years of related systems engineering experience
  • A current DoD SECRET level of clearance with the ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI level of clearance
  • A current DoD 8570.1 IAT Level II Compliant Certification

Experience In:

  • VMWare
  • Linux
  • Applying Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs)
  • Vendor relationship and cost estimation
  • Administering Windows Server Domains
  • NetApp appliances

Travel - Up to 10% travel may be required

Preferred (nice to have)

  • Experience with Solarwinds, PowerShell, Python, Ansible, and PowerCli.
  • MS Windows Certification (MCSA/MCSE)
  • VMware Certification

Pay Range:Pay Range $78,000.00 - $120,000.00 - $162,000.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.